Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Summer Party: Watermelons

Summer is the high season for weddings galore, but what's a summer without picnics, festivals, vacations...and everything in between. Summer is high season for parties period, so why not muse on inspiration for your summer party. First up, is the juicy watermelon. This summer staple is juicier when consumed in unconventional party stylin' morsels. Get inspired with these creative summer party ideas.

~Stay Sweet

Donut DIY // Watermelon Donuts for Summer
1. The Donut

Watermelon Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers
2. The Ice Cream Cone

3. The Cake

Watermelon Tote Bag
4. The Farmer's Market Tote

Watermelon Pinata | Oh Happy Day!
5. The Pinata

watermelon wrapping paper -- downloadable :)
6. The Giftwrap

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Themespiration: Pineapples

Not everyone opts to host their wedding in their hometown. Some dream of a destination wedding at a tropical location.  Usually, a place where they would also like to honeymoon, which serves as double duty. A tropical setting calls for fun tropical decor....why not decor you can eat? I love using fruit as decor, and finding creative ways to use kitchen staples in different ways. Even if you are not getting married on an exclusive island, you can still add some island flavor with this decor. Let these pineapples not only be sweet to taste, but also sweet on the eyes.

Photographer: Dillon Photo | Flowers: Tom Mathieu - love the pineapple top
Pineapple centerpieces
2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this pineapple vase!
tropical luau party - coconut drinks and mini pineapples - so cute
wedding photography - rachel robertson photography - ceremony decor - aisle decor - orchids & pineapples
Pineapples steal the show in this tablescape. Styling: Saipua Photo: Just & Mary
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Unconventional Groomsmen Photos

Most of the time, at weddings, the emphasis is on the bride (oh, and the groom too!) and then the bridesmaid...and then maybe the And this is usually the case for the priorities of photos. However, here and there you see some pretty cool shots of the groomsmen. Especially, since most of them are not worried about still looking fabulous in the blazing summer heat or too cold in a strapless dress in the middle of winter. These groomsmen photos get an A+ in creativity. Let your groomsmen have some fun while they wait on the photo priorities. Let these photos inspire you.

P.S. The superhero photos are definitely a big current trend.

groomsmen pic
2. (My fav! Too funny)
Bridal party picture, fun wedding picture idea

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Movie Elements: 27 Dresses

Twenty seven dresses.jpg

The movie 27 Dresses was about a lovable woman, Jane, played by Katherine Heigl who is always the bridesmaid, but never the bride until she is faced with having to be the maid-of-honor for her sister's wedding to a man she is secretly in love with. Eventually, she falls in love with a more compatible man guessed it...gets married. The iconic scene in the movie is when Jane tries on all 27 hideous bridesmaid dresses in front of her soon-to-be husband. The scene coupled with the last scene where all her bridesmaids wore the dresses she wore inspired a rainbow wedding theme.  Here's our version:


27 Dresses Bridesmaid Dresses


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

5 Wedding Apps

Wedding season has began in full force, so that means that we at Taylor + Hov have become super-busy...which is a great thing. However, it has made the blog posts sporadic. But have no fear, we have some new content under our belts that we will be posting soon and have decided to expand our horizons and also provide event planning and design content outside of weddings, since we produce more than just weddings. This also gives our non-marrying readers a chance to get inspiration too!

Without much ado...on to this post: For the tech-savvy bride, having access to a wedding app can save time, money and energy. With busy schedules and wedding deadlines to meet, it is nice to do some wedding planning on-the-go.  Here's a list of five apps to get you on your way to planning bliss.



One of the hardest parts of planning a wedding is making the guest list, but once you deduce the list down to a sizable amount of family and friends, the next step is for them to actually receive the invitation. Postable  creates an on-line address book where guest can fill out their information and the info can be exported to other email platforms. If you want a one-stop shop, you can pick out your invitations from their extensive design collection and type out the details.  Once you are done, they will hand mail the invitations for you.


Fun Wedding App

If you are having a difficult time choosing a first dance song or a good playlist for the reception, then this app, Fun Wedding is for you.  This app compiles a list of top requested wedding songs in decades or popular songs for a certain dances (i.e. Father/Daughter dance). Have fun reminiscing about where you were when you first heard a particular song.


The New LookBook App

The Knot wedding dress style app will give you access to designer collections at your fingertips, so you can pin point your style, without the hassle of ripping pages out of magazines.  It also can locate which local bridal salon carries that style, so you don't have to go through the hassle of tracking down the dress. You already have enough on your mind.


appy couple custom wedding apps

Not only does Appy Couple give you a space to put all your wedding details, but it allows you to create your own app and website.  Once your content is created, you can publish on other social media sites which allows you to create all the details one time.


Wedding scan app

This Wedding Scan app allows you to scan any item in any store with a barcode to an organized save file for your registry. You are not bounded by getting most of your items in one store or relying on online item stock to build your registry. This app gives you the liberty to compile a cohesive registry.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Themespiration: Air Plants

A couple of weeks ago, we were tasked to design a neon wedding-style shoot where we used air plants as the guest favors.  Air plants are plants of course that do not need soil to grow.  They receive their water and nutrients through their leaves, so they are easy to care for.  This futuristic looking plant has been popping up not only in minimalist homes, but also have been incorporated in weddings in various forms.  I've compiled some air plant inspiration for your viewing pleasure.

Air Plant Bridal Bouquet
Air Plants
gold and pink cake
vintage bike and air plant decor
airplant table decor

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

4 Unconventional Honeymoon Destinations

Undoubtedly, couples meticulously plan their wedding to make it as memorable as possible. From the decor to the cake, weddings are planned to a tee. By the time thoughts of the honeymoon comes around, couples think beach, sun and relaxation or city, food and culture and revert to tried and true options. Sometimes detailed planning of the honeymoon gets pushed aside for more pressing issues like red velvet cake or German chocolate. Here is a list of fresh and unexpected honeymoon destinations that will take the guess work out of your least this part... and will probably get you bonus points from friends and family for introducing them to a new vacation spot. It's a win-win situation!

1)  Madagascar

More than just a kid's movie, this island houses some of Africa's most beautiful beaches off the east coast of Africa. From volcanic lakes, Ylang Ylang plantations, coral reefs and real pirate cemeteries, there is something for everyone. Instead of settling for the Caribbean, try this unexpected tropical paradise. Stay at the Andilana Beach Resort while you're there.

Hotel Andilana Beach

2)  Finland 

Can we say "glass igloo!" Better yet can we say "snow igloo!"  Remember when you learned about Eskimos living in igloos in elementary school? Well igloos are real and you and your honey can check sleeping in an igloo off your bucket list. Choose between the glass version or the snow igloo for the adventurous types. Stay at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort and they will thrown in a warm and cozy sleeping bag.


3)  Montenegro

Translated as "Black Mountain," this country near Serbia and Croatia which shares a coastline with the Adriatic Sea is a hidden gem. Its allure stems from the Baroque architecture, ancient monasteries, medieval towns and home to endangered species like the Dalmatian Pelican, . If you are into a cultural experience than this is the destination to pursue. For a luxurious stay, try the Aman Sveti Stefan Resorts.

Villa Milocer Luxury Resort

4)  Seychelles

This island has been on my bucket list for a while now. Not only was this the honeymoon destination of Prince William and Princess Kate, but also other celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Salma Hayek, just to name a few. Seychelles consist of a group of islands also off the east coast of Africa near Madagascar where private beaches are the norm (...there is even one named Honeymoon beach... perfect right!). It's no wonder celebrities flock to this private oasis to get away from it all. So can you. Stay at the North Island Resort where private villas will make your stay special.

wanderlust travel mountain beach flowers explore adventure photography nature fashion trendy

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